Elise McKenna is a Course Director in Creative Writing Department at Full Sail University. Her articles appear in Eclectica.org, How We Became Middle Earth, LEMBAS EXTRA, Mythlore, and Conference Proceedings for the Tolkien Society. As a recipient of local awards & grants, she teaches fantasy & science fiction, story development, and horror fiction. She guest lectures on different aspects of J.R.R. Tolkien locally and overseas. She is currently writing articles on Cities and Strongholds of Middle-earth and H. P. Lovecraft & P. H. Barlow. Her publications on Terry Pratchett's L-Space, Lovecraft in Florida, and Horror in Tolkien’s works are scheduled for the end of the year.